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Ham & Cheese Hot Pockets

Ham and Cheese Pockets


Delicious ham and cheese pockets are simple and easy to make. This recipe is perfect for a mid-week lunch or a quick weekend snack!


  • 2 batches of homemade puff pastry dough (see link to the recipe within this post)
  • 48 slices cheddar cheese, cut to size
  • 8 slices ham or Canadian bacon (more if preferred)
  • 1 egg, cracked & whisked with a fork


    1. Adjust oven rack to the middle position. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
    2. Roll out each batch of dough into a 12X8-inch rectangle. Slice into fourths.
    3. Arrange ham and cheese on the top half of each section of puff pastry dough. The amount of ham and cheese used is according to personal preference! Brush whisked egg on all four sides of each puff pastry section. For each pocket, fold the bottom up and over the filling.
    4. Using your fingertips, lightly press edges of dough together to seal the pocket. Press a fork around three edges of each pocket to further seal the dough. Brush the top of each pocket with a bit of the whisked egg. Prick the tops with a fork so steam can vent out while baking. Arrange Ham & Cheese Pockets on a pizza stone or a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
    5. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until lightly golden.
    6. Remove from oven. Allow ham and cheese pockets to cool off a bit before serving.


    Instead of homemade puff pastry you can use store-bought product: 1 box frozen puff pastry sheets, 17 ounces (2 sheets). Cut each frozen sheet into four squares. Lightly roll out the two sheets so they’re a bit larger in size. Cut each sheet into fourths.

    • Prep Time: 10 Minutes
    • Cook Time: 18 Minutes
    • Category: Lunch, Snack
    • Method: Oven
    • Cuisine: American

    Keywords: Ham and Cheese Pockets, Lunch, Snack